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For darkness restores what light cannot repair

You darkness, that I come from,
I love you more than all the fires
that fence in the world,
for the fire makes
a circle of light for everyone, 45 more words



And you wait. You wait for the one thing
that will change your life,
make it more than it is-
something wonderful, exceptional,
stones awaking, depths opening to you. 62 more words


If Your Everyday Life Seems Poor...

“If your everyday life seems poor, don’t blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.” –Rainer Maria Rilke


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“From Dante he came to Baudelaire. Here was no judgment, no poet, who, guided by the hand of a shadow, climbed to the heavens. A man who suffered had raised his voice, had lifted it high above the heads of others as though to save them from perishing . 122 more words


Just As The Winged Energy Of Delight

Just as the winged energy of delight

carried you over many chasms early on,

now raise the daringly imagined arch

holding up the astounding bridges. 87 more words

Sermon On The Mount

Extraordinary, how the far off fields say things. An old testament world, still brimming with new life. An immense passion of trees is born again, bursting up through the hills before me, breathing in the deep music of waves spraying out against the shore, birds in flight, bearing down from the heavens, to sing the songs of the earth. 41 more words


Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.

~Rainer Maria Rilke